Ring Mountain Rock Climbing



Easy access, gorgeous views, excellent-quality rock and short and quick setups for towropes. Landings for boulder problems are perfect.


Short routes and only a a handful of rock climbs. The boulders, although excellent, are only a handful and spread out over the mountainside.

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The Ring Mountain Rock Climbing area is one of the closest places to rock climb or boulder in the Bay Area. Located just across the Bay from San Francisco, this area can be one of the easiest, quickest approaches, and closest to SF.


You can set a toprope easily with short slings if you have a selection of small and medium nuts, or long slings if you prefer to sling the large chockstone at the top. There are a few trees but they are off to the side so small and medium nuts make it easy to TR.

  • Access: Public park
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Park Pass: None needed
  • Season: Year-round


There are a few options for nearby camping but remember, you are in the Bay Area and there are hundreds of options for lodging but even more importantly, places get crowded; especially on weekends.

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To get to Ring Mountain drive 101 North to Tiburon. Ring Mountain is located just above San Quentin and offers delightful views of San Quentin prison, as well as remarkable views of the Bay Area. Park at the gate and walk a few hundred feet and you will see Split Rock.

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